Viewing Room #4 - vee speers

Works from Dystopia by VEE SPEERS


VEE SPEERS

After having placed her works in numerous collections in Scandinavia over the years, we are thrilled to officially announce our collaboration with the Australian born, Paris based artist Vee Speers.

Vee Speers fell in love with photography at an early age, assisting her father in the darkroom, mesmerised by seeing his portraits appear like magic.  Following art school in Brisbane in the 80’s, she worked as a Stills Photographer at the ABC Television in Sydney. In 1990, a short stay in France became a permanent move to Paris which, according to Speers, is a city with ‘unlimited potential and endless creative inspiration’. 

By the end of the 90’s, Speers’ path was being forged as a photo artist, and since then she has been engaging viewers around the world with the dramatic tension of  her storytelling through portraiture. 

Speers has exhibited in museums, galleries, festivals and International Art Fairs in London, Paris, Miami, NYC, Atlanta, China, Ireland, Singapore, Japan, Tunisia, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Norway, Luxembourg Athens and Arles, and her work has been published on the covers of Chance Magazine, China Life Magazine,  BLINK, Fotomagazin Germany, Zoom, Public Art, Photo International, Images Magazine,  A Conceptual Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Genti di Fotografia, Italy, The Sunday Times UK, Russian Photo and Video, Swedish Photo with features in  Shooter, Zoom, Art Investor, Germany, Shots UK, Photo District News NYC, Photographica Tokyo, EYEMAZING, American Black + White, Milk, Fotomagazin, Chinese Photography, Bloom, Arte Al Limite, etc.

Her first monograph ’Bordello’ with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld, was published by Earbooks, Edel, and her second book ‘The Birthday Party’ was published by Dewi Lewis, UK. Her third monograph Bulletproof was published by Kehrer Verlag. 

Speers’ portraits have been acquired by Sir Elton John Collection, Michael Wilson Collection, Hoffman Collection U.S., Carter Potash Collection, Glen Bjørnholt Collection, Morten Viskum Collection, Alan Siegel, Lawrence Schiller, DZ Bank Germany,  Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum 21C, Kentucky George Eastman House, Hudson Bay Company Art Fund and many private collections around the world.

I don’t like to follow the crowd.
I like to seduce, with images that are at once disturbing and beautiful but leaving a space for the viewer to enter my world.
My portraits combine elements which evoke conflicting
emotions that can surprise the viewer, telling a story that is somewhere between fantasy and reality, the obvious and the unexpected.
— Vee Speers

Works from Immortal by VEE SPEERS.


Works from Birthday Party by VEE SPEERS.